By Susanne Bennett, Judith Kay Nelson
As John Bowlby’s experiences of human attachment revolutionized developmental psychology within the Nineteen Sixties, grownup attachment thoughts have equally reworked social paintings in recent times, resulting in a new release of leading edge attachment-based scientific perform. grownup Attachment in scientific Social paintings highlights social work’s contributions to attachment concept and learn and the possibility of those contributions to augment scientific perform, tell social coverage, and extra empirical investigations.
Designed for readers new to grownup attachment, in addition to these acquainted with it, this booklet examines the present nation of the sphere, reviewing overview measures and examine tools, summarizing new findings and ongoing controversies, and clarifying phrases towards a typical language. scientific purposes in person, relations, and workforce contexts are featured, with case examples from numerous populations and settings demonstrating the sensible software of the speculation and its software to cross-cultural therapy. Later chapters circulation past discrete circumstances to attachment concerns that impression society as a complete (e.g., adoption, elder care) and coaching concerns that impact destiny generations of clinicians. one of the issues covered:
•Separation, loss, and grief in adults •The effect of neurobiology on impact rules •Applications of attachment options to interventions with at-risk households of childrens, youth, and elder adults •Clinical techniques for hard-to-reach person consumers and adults in workforce settings •The functionality of attachment in either familial caregiving •Policy implications of grownup attachment proper to family members protection
Adult Attachment in scientific Social Work is a necessary textual content, breaking new flooring within the attachment literature with rapid relevance for execs and students in medical social paintings and comparable psychological overall healthiness professions.
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In his psychobiography of Charles Darwin, Bowlby speculated that Darwin’s 30 years of mysterious chronic illness, anxiety, and depression in adulthood were the result of certain childhood experiences, most notably the death of his mother when he was eight that left him susceptible to breakdown when faced with stressful situations. In this last work, Bowlby (1991) easily could have been talking about himself when he wrote about Darwin, “What is striking is the courage with which he questioned the accepted doctrines and his determination to think things out for himself” (p.
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Adult Attachment in Clinical Social Work: Practice, Research, and Policy by Susanne Bennett, Judith Kay Nelson